Staplehurst Parish Council
Police & Crime
Kent Community Safety Partnership
PCSO Pete Gardner and KCC Community Warden Mira Martin are part of the Kent Community Safety Partnership, between Kent Police and Kent County Council. Pete polices Staplehurst, Mira works in Staplehurst and Marden.They can be contacted in the following ways:
The partnership was formed to give rural communities the opportunity to work towards achieving the quality of life everyone expects with the help and support of Pete and Mira.
Between them you have the opportunity to voice your concerns about anything that affects your everyday life in the village. They will do their very best to achieve positive results. They will be pro-active in the village, but can only deal with issues that are brought to their attention. Any information given will be dealt with confidentially. Their work is dependant on this information.
They are also able to give advice on crime issues, crime prevention, council matters, anti-social behaviour etc.
For all types of suspicious activity please email PCSO Pete Gardner direct at:
PLEASE KEEP REPORTING INCIDENTS TO THE POLICE EITHER ON-LINE AT WWW.KENT.POLICE.UK OR BY TELEPHONING 101. For all emergencies dial 999.
101 The police non-emergency number
101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
When to call 101? You should call 101 to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers.
For example, you should call 101 if:
- your car has been stolen
- your property has been damaged
- you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
- report a minor traffic collision
- give the police information about crime in your area
- speak to the police about a general enquiry
All police non-emergency contact numbers are '101' no matter where you are in the country or which force is required.
Kent Police can also be contacted by Text
If you are unable to use a phone to speak or listen, this service provides access to the police, fire or ambulance services in Kent. This service does not require any setup or registration, so please add 60066 to your phone as a contact for easy access.
This service connects you directly to Kent Fire and Rescue Service control operators who will deal with your request for assistance by text.
· Step 1: Start every text message with the service you require –
either Rescue for Kent Fire and Rescue, Police for Kent Police and Medic for an ambulance.
· Step 2: Leave a space and then write your message, including what and where the problem is.
· Step 3: Send the message to 60066. This goes straight to the emergency control centre.
· Step 4: They will reply with a message confirmation. They may ask more questions.
The main Kent Police Facebook site is regularly updated with news and advice and allows the Police to answer your queries about policing in Kent. Please do not report a crime using this method.
The main Kent Police Twitter Page @kent_police is updated every day with news headlines and crime prevention advice. It gives the Police the chance to answer your queries and pass on timely information. Your local site is http://www.twitter.com/kentpolicemaid
Promoting rural safety
Country Eye is a partnership between the rural community, Kent Police and Neighbourhood Watch.
The aim of the partnership is to help reduce crime and the fear of crime by involving all members of the community and protecting those who are most vulnerable. Membership is open to individuals, businesses or community organisations.
Country Eye is administered locally in each of the six Kent Police areas by the local Neighbourhood Watch liaison officers. They are supported by volunteers. Information is circulated daily to all
The police cannot work in isolation. Country Eye promotes the sharing of information and the gathering of crime-related intelligence. This is achieved by using modern communication methods and the co-operation of Country Eye's many rural partners.
- parish councils
- river and waterway organisations
- horse watch
- wildlife organisations
- post offices
- local businesses
- rural churches
To find out more about Country Eye in your area contact your Volunteer Watch Liaison Officer 01622 604395